Grateful Dead Live at Fox Theater on 1985-10-28
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
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- Atlanta, GA
- Fox Theater
Subject: Sweet AUD from Atlanta's Fox Theater
The Dead sound great in theaters, and they seem to be loving the acoustics at The Fox, which may explain some of the dynamic, nuanced playing at this show. This is a very consistent, even-keeled performance - nobody is mailing it in here - so, together with this sweet-sounding AUD, it's an easy 5-star rating for me.
I kinda thought they sound really rested on this recording, and sure enough, they appear to have had 10 days off before heading East to South Florida to start a run up the East Coast a few nights before these two Atlanta shows (10/28, 10/29). They didn't get to Florida often, so I bet those shows had some heat - I'll have to listen to them. One of the wildest AUD's I've heard is 11/29/1980 from Alligator Alley Gymnasium at University of Florida. The crowd is going nuts the whole time, like an NYC show. 11/26/1980 from Pembroke Pines, FL during that run was actually one of the first tapes I ever had on cassette, given to me by a former GF, and it smokes. That tape may have been my introduction to what The Dead are really all about live.
I believe I heard a witch cackle audibly at 0:23 into Cassidy, and balloons popping at random throughout the show. Hey, Halloween was a few days away, so there were probably a few little Merry Pranksters running around causing mischief.
The tune Kansas City is a rarity, which Brent really gets cooking with his work on the keys - it turns into a honky-tonk rave-up, Dead-style. I can't put into words to the way the guys handle this Peggy-O. I love how the rhythm section coaxes Brother Esau from the ether; Billy and Mickey compliment each other so well at times. Scarlet appears here without its sidekick, Fire on the Mountain, but they manage to slip out of it into a slightly uptempo Touch of Grey. The Terrapin>Drums/Space suite here is wicked - I'm just saying. It's close to a half hour of music.
PS - Caution: there are Phil Bombs.
Subject: Fun AND good music
Subject: A fun show!
Still, it's from 1985 and the music is not very compelling today...
Subject: an underrated gem
real nice Terrapin...
a fine representation of 1985 Dead when they were hitting on all of the proverbial cylinders.
great show overall.
Subject: Hwere has this one been hiding?
Subject: Great Esau
Subject: Fabulous Fox
Subject: no go either-wait....now it did
Now it works-go figure!!!!
Subject: No place like the Fox!
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